posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by SCITK
The Biotech company sponsored Scientists comments are very misleading and par for the course for any study showing problems with round up or gmo's.
It's funny, the best repudiation of this study would have been other long term feeding studies, utilizing the carcinogen protocols as a method to
debunk the French Professor, but nope they haven't done these kinds of safety tests in the 20 years us American's have been eating more and more of
this stuff unlabelled in our food, because Politician's decided that the food was basically the same as non genetically engineered food.
1. The journal of Food & Toxicology is a well respected peer reviewed journal, often used by scientists for reference material quoted in their own
original published peer review journals, it is much higher ranked journal than say Nature, and the Biotech Scientists have also published in this
2. The study was designed as a standard Toxicology study and follows those protocols, with the same number of control rats as Monsanto analyzed from
one of its study (although they decided only to analyze half the rats in their study). This is the type of study and protocol used for commercial go
ahead by regulatory bodies, but they only require 90 days. The paper noted that the excessive tumors above and beyond the number usually expected for
this strain of rat and said this warranted an independent carcinogen protocol testing. However it should be noted cancer research (not related to
GMO's) has used smaller groups, without getting savaged.
The study showed without a doubt that damage occurs to the kidneys, liver and thyroid. Harm starts showing up at 4 months; the industry standard
cut-off is 3 months. Statistical harm was shown for roundup, this gmo corn & gmo + roundup.
Anyway it’s easy to consume this food in the USA, it’s in everything made from corn/soy/canola/cottonseed oil, some fruits & veggies and all
animal/farmed fish products. You actually have to make a serious effort to avoid it, either by buying USDA Organic (which over time is going to become
contaminated..because you can not contain seeds/pollen) and reading labels to avoid products likely to be made / fed GMO’s…so if you feel safe in
the hands of Monsanto there’s nothing else to do but sit back and eat.